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Free Content Coming to Gauntlet

A recent post to the Arrowhead blog discusses plans for a free content update coming to Gauntlet, their hack-and-slash dungeon crawler (thanks PC Gamer). Game Director Emil Englund explains that this will bring the game more in line with their original vision:

In truth, we were never fully satisfied with how Gauntlet turned out. So, rather than just fixing little things here and there, we have been working on the core of the game to turn it into what we originally envisioned.

This will mean a free major content update for the game, including improvements to the Campaign and the Colosseum as well as a brand new game mode. I’m pretty sure I was allowed to tell you about the game mode…

Additionally, Arrowhead is taking over management of the Gauntlet online communities from now on. You can talk to us directly on the Gauntlet Steam forum, Gauntlet’s Facebook page and @playgauntlet Twitter.

Star Citizen Asset Leak

This video shows off a work-in-progress Bengal carrier model from Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium's upcoming space combat game. DSOGaming explains that a partial URL on a screenshot lead to the discovery of about 40 GB of unencrypted assets from the game, leading to the creation of this video among other things. They also note these assets may not be completely up to date, in case you were planning on getting an image of the carrier as a tattoo. Continue here to read the full story.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Battlefield 4 Spring Patch Tuesday

EA's Battlelog now promises the spring update patch for Battlefield 4 will be released on Tuesday for all platforms, offering a specific schedule for when to expect the hour of multiplayer downtime the update will entail (thanks PC Gamer). They previously outlined the new content this will add to the military shooter sequel, and the announcement offers this summary:

Hot (cold?) on the heels of the Winter Update, we are back once again with a huge Battlefield 4 update. We are definitely not done with providing more awesome content. As previously mentioned, there are 5 new weapons incoming as well as a full weapons balance pass and the return of the party mode “Gun Master”, and what would an update be without some netcode improvements? There is of course a lot more that you will have the chance to read about once we publish the patch notes, so stay tuned for that.

Steam Top 10

Here are the 10 bestselling games on Steam for last week, according to Valve:

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game + Expansion Pass
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  5. Dying Light
  6. Galactic Civilizations® III
  7. Elite: Dangerous
  8. Cities: Skylines
  9. The Witcher Trilogy Pack
  10. Project CARS

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Out of the Blue

Met a guy today with the neatest little hybrid dog. It was half Beagle and Half Rhodesian Ridgeback, which is a hard mating to imagine, based on the dimensions of the breeds in question. The outcome basically looks like a Beagle, except quite lean, and with the full-on ridge on her back. The neat thing is that she doesn't bark, as incessant yapping is one thing that tends to detract from how adorable Beagles are. Apparently these are good working dogs, too, as he says they were bred out west to deter coyotes, so they are tough little guys. I don't know how much of an actual thing they are, though, as Googling does not bring up much about the mix.

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